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Paediatric asthma: acute management

Steve Turner

in Asthma

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199638918
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191740893 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199638918.003.0011

Series: Oxford Respiratory Medicine Library

Paediatric asthma: acute management

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• Acute asthma exacerbations are common in children • Most exacerbations are precipitated by viral upper respiratory tract infections, often in combination with other exposures • Assessment of severity is on clinical grounds • 25% of children admitted to hospital with acute asthma will be readmitted within 12 months and this can be reduced by good discharge planning.

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Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology ; Paediatrics

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